Fan turning on quick... 13' Ultimate.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jinxednuance, May 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011

    I am not sur if this is normal. But whenever I stream the fan starts working and when I check the CPU consumption I realize it is above 50%.

    It does the same thing with Skype.

    Should I be worried the fan is turned on a lot now? Is there anything I can do to keep the computer running smoother?

    Thanks and appreciate it.
  2. macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    That's normal, as flash video (streaming) and skype both use a considerable amount of CPU, so it will heat up a bit and cause the fans to come on.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    Install Coolbook.

    There's a lot of info on this forum regarding Coolbook.

    Solved the fan problem for me instantly.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    Currently I only have 4 tabs of Chrome, none of which is video and the fan is on and the temp is 42. Is that normal?!

    One of the things that I loved about the Macbook is that you rarely hear the fan go on, and with this one, it is on almost anytime I use it...
  5. macrumors 68000

    Mar 11, 2008
    Use Activity Monitor to see what is using up the CPU. That's what is causing the fan to run all the time. Skype is a know CPU hog but you could have some background process doing it.
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    I'm an idiot, I can't believe I didn't think of checking Activity Log.

    Apparently something called "Adobe-something-synchronizer" has been eating up all the CPU.

    I do have a few basic adobe programs (like reader etc..) but I have no idea what that is!
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Refer to the thread that I linked below to stop Adobe Resource Synchronizer from using up all of your battery.

    Hope this helps!
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Anytime. :)
  11. macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    oh i didnt know that ha

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